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Drunks in Washington May Pay for 'No Ride' Ambulance Calls

Chief: “Virtually every call we have generates an overtime expense"


 
 

ANDY MATARRESE, Daily Record | | Wednesday, March 6, 2013


ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue is proposing charging for emergency medical calls resulting from illegal drug or alcohol activity that do not result in transporting someone to a hospital.

Deputy Fire Chief Rich Elliott met with members of the Kittitas County Community Network and Coalition on Monday about the proposal. The coalition coordinates substance abuse and injury prevention efforts across the community, and includes parents, law enforcement, substance abuse treatment professionals and other community members.

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